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Initial post: Nov 7, 2012 2:14:20 PM PST
grandpa says:
Is it possible to attach the cables from 3 Wiis to a single sensor bar? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

k

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 2:25:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 2:25:31 PM PST
DVvM says:
Possible? Yes. Well, maybe. The "sensor bar" is actually not a sensor at all. The sensor is located in the Wiimote. The bar is just a series of infrared LEDs that the Wiimote uses to figure out its orientation relative to the screen. You can actually replace it with candles, as all the Wii does is Power the sensor bar.

You should, in theory, be able to use a single sensor bar, plugged into a single Wii, to interact with any number of Wiimotes that are connected to separate wiis.

Why, praytell, did this come up?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 3:08:18 PM PST
grandpa says:
Thank you for the response. The challenge of having more than one Wii turned on to enable other Wiis to utilize the single sensor bar is that both systems will end up being "played" simultaneously. I tried a wireless sensor bar, but the signal is far to weak, and it eats batteries. If you have any ideas please let me know. Thanks.

k

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 3:12:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 3:14:25 PM PST
DVvM says:
Try setting up candles by the TV like in this video, say: http://youtu.be/DYzN34p3CqU

Any two infrared sources set a distance apart will suffice for the Wiimote to function. All the sensor bar cable does is "power the LEDs."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 4:00:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 4:03:12 PM PST
Rev. Otter says:
<<The challenge of having more than one Wii turned on to enable other Wiis to utilize the single sensor bar is that both systems will end up being "played" simultaneously.>>

have one Wiimote (or pair) synched to one Wii, and another Wiimote (or pair) synched to the second Wii. both Wiis can then use the same sensor bar with no communication overlap at all.

you could add a third, fourth, or infinite number of Wiis, as long as each Wiimote (or pair) is only synched to one Wii.

as is noted above, the "sensor bar" isn't sensing anything -- the Wiimotes are. it doesn't matter which Wii the single sensor is plugged into (the plug is really only a power source, not a data line), it only matter which Wiimotes are synched to which Wii.
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